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SLCC dedicates softball field in honor of former SLCC Athletics Director Norma Carr

Over the course of 25 years as athletics director, Norma Carr took Salt Lake Community College athletics from a small one-sport operation to a multi-faceted program that achieved national prominence, ushered in several new facilities and solidified the college’s presence as a perennial regional and national contender in several sports. In honor of those efforts on May 1, at 12:30 p.m., SLCC will hold a dedication ceremony to formally change the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Softball Diamond name to Norma Carr Field.
Norma Carr
Carr retired last year and her successor, Kevin Dustin, has since gained an expanded appreciation of Carr’s impact at SLCC. “I think since her retirement it has become obvious what an icon she was to this school and around the country,” Dustin said. “As I have run into people, there is this connection – no one thinks of SLCC without thinking of Norma. Her influence is far and wide.”
As Dustin thought about ways to solidify her legacy at SLCC and all she has meant …

SLCC’s Grand Theatre hosts auditions for ‘Young Frankenstein’

Auditions for Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” will be held May 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College Grand Theatre’s Annex, 1610 South 250 East, Salt Lake City. Dance auditions will take place 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and music auditions will run 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to sign up, call 801-957-3322 or visit

SLCC’s Lisa Bickmore takes home top international poetry prize from Ireland

When Salt Lake Community College’s Lisa Bickmore found out in February her poem “Eidolon” was a finalist in the Ballymaloe International Poetry contest, she swiftly nixed indecision on whether she’d be able to make the trip to Ireland, “…because how many times am I going to be shortlisted for an international poetry prize?” she asked herself. While in Dublin she found out she won the top prize, which netted her more than $10,000, one of the biggest purses in the world for a single unpublished poem.
“The evening of the event was quite amazing to me,” said Bickmore, who made the trip last week with husband and SLCC Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences John McCormick. “I wondered who in the world would come to an event like this, but it turned out that lots of people did, including press people and people who love poetry. The rooms were filled. I loved meeting other poets, who are all very accomplished and beautiful writers. It was really one of the loveliest things I ha…

Student uses 'spoken word' to inspire graduates and high-achieving students

Salt Lake Community College student Glory Shekinah Stanton penned a few thoughts this week for graduates and high-achieiving students who took part in the Pride In Academics event, sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. With her permission, Ms. Standton's words to her speech "We Made It" have been reprinted below.
Glory Shekinah Stanton

By Glory Shekinah Stanton
“We made it!” In spite of what the world said about us, we made it.
In the society we grew up in, they waited patiently for the battle to be over and for failure to win. Many often doubt, if you were worth the government Pell grants and loans that you had to cash out, but regardless of that…we made it.
There are so many struggles to overcome on this journey all in the name of education. The constant second guessing of self, are you doing the right thing for you, or just to say you’ve stashed some money away in a checking’s or a savings?
You have a duty when you make it, to the community from whic…

Community meeting for new SLCC learning center in West Valley

Salt Lake Community College is inviting the public to a community meeting to talk about its new West Valley Learning Center May 2, 3-5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the West Valley Fitness Center, Rooms B & C, 5145 W. 3100 South, West Valley City. The SLCC West Valley Center, scheduled to open in fall 2015, will be a vibrant resource for the West Valley community.Close to Granger, Kearns, Hunter, and Cyprus high schools, SLCC is collaborating with community, government, and business leaders to ensure that the West Valley Center meets the needs of the city and its residents. The College invites community members to meet with SLCC officials and enjoy light refreshments. During the meeting SLCC will share plans for the Center and gather the public’s feedback regarding SLCC programs and services to offer there. The Center will be located at 3460 S. 5600 West in West Valley City.

‘#FemmeFierce’ fashion show highlights graduating students’ designs

Carrie Pennington beamed, spreading her arms wide on stage in front of a crowd at the Rail Event Center as models on either side of her showed off Pennington’s plus-size designs during the seventh annual Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute’s spring fashion show.
Carrie Pennington (middle) shows off her designs.
Pennington, whose models ranged in sizes from 18 to 30, was one of more than a dozen graduating SLCC design students showing off their ideas in front of hundreds who gathered April 25 for the show dubbed #FemmeFierce. The event featured professional makeup work by Aveda Institute and models supplied by the Salt Lake City-based Niya Models. Entertainment included performances by SLCC Dance Company and vocalist Sonia Lopez.
Pennington dubbed her works as a “knit meets woven revolution” concept. “Because they work together instead of against each other,” Pennington said, referring to how a knit lining to a blouse “redistributes the wealth” beneath the outer layer of the …

March With Us at the SLC Pride Parade!

Register by May 15 so we can order your t-shirt!

Join SLCC in celebrating inclusivity as we participate in the Utah Pride Festival by marching in the parade on Sunday, June 7.


Ted Moore named SLCC Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

Ted Moore received his Ph.D. fro m Michigan State University in American History with a focus on the urban environment. Dr. Moore taught at several institutions before arriving at Salt Lake Community College in 2009. He specializes in urban and environmental history.
Dr. Ted Moore
A dedicated teacher, Moore is committed to elevating the academic quality and rigor in the classroom with an eye towards helping his students position themselves to better compete in the world.
Moore is also an award-winning author. Among his most notable publications are: “Democratizing the Air: The Salt Lake Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Air Pollution, 1936-1945,” winner of the Best History Article Award from the Utah State Historical Society; “Fast Revolutions: Bicycles, Paved Roads, and the Creation of a Middle-Class City in Salt Lake, 1890-1903,” and “Speed Merchants: The History of Professional Cycling in Salt Lake City, 1898-1914,” both of which were selected by the Utah State Historical Society as Ed…

SLCC aviation maintenance team brings home first from national competition

For the first time ever, a team of Salt Lake Community College aviation maintenance students, including three females, brought home a first-place prize from the annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition, which this year was held April 14-16 in Miami.
The prize is a big deal for Todd Baird, program coordinator for SLCC’s aviation maintenance program. “We get national notoriety for our students and their skills,” Baird said. “Even though we’re a community college, we’re competing against four-year schools, private schools and other community colleges. It’s nice to be in the conversation about schools to attend for aviation maintenance. By winning this competition, we are definitely in that conversation.”
Gina Gottfredson Kelly (l-r), Rozie Nelson, Rahcel Williams, Gary Driscoll, Scott Pugh and a Snap-on representative.
Assistant professor of aviation maintenance, Jamie Horning, accompanied 10 students, all of whom raised their own money through SLCC’s Aviation Maintenance Club. Divided i…